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Where the Wild Things Are Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Visionary director Spike Jonze brings Maurice Sendak's beloved children's book to the big screen with the help of hipster icon Dave Eggers, who teamed with Jonze to pen the adapted screenplay. A mixture of real actors, computer animation, and live puppeteering, Where the Wild Things Are follows the adventures of a young boy named Max (Max Records) as he enters the world of the Wild Things, a race of strange and enormous creatures who gradually turn the young boy into their king. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 16, 2009

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Karen O Best Original Score 2009 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Carter Burwell Best Original Score 2009 Nominee

Cast

Max Records
as Max
Catherine Keener
as Mom
James Gandolfini
as Carol
Paul Dano
as Alexander
Catherine O'Hara
as Judith
Forest Whitaker
as Ira
Michael Berry Jr.
as The Bull
Chris Cooper
as Douglas
Lauren Ambrose
as KW
Pepita Emmerichs
as Claire
Max Pfeifer
as Claire's Friend
Steve Mouzakis
as Teacher
Mark Ruffalo
as The Boyfriend
Joshua Jay
as Claire's Friend
Ryan Corr
as Claire's Friend
Vincent Crowley
as Carol Suit Performer
Sonny Gerasimowicz
as Alexander Suit Performer
Nick Farnell
as Judith Suit Performer
Sam Longley
as Ira Suit Performer
Angus Sampson
as The Bull Suit Performer
Mark McCracken
as The Bull Suit Performer
Alice Parkinson
as KW Suit Performer
Garon Michael
as KW Suit Performer

Crew

Spike Jonze
Director
Tom Hanks
Producer
Vincent Landay
Producer
Gary Goetzman
Producer
Maurice Sendak
Producer
John Carls
Producer
Maurice Sendak
Book Author
Spike Jonze
Screenwriter
Dave Eggers
Screenwriter
Lance Acord
Cinematographer
Carter Burwell
Composer (Music Score)
Karen O
Composer (Music Score)
Ren Klyce
Musical Direction/Supervision
Eric Zumbrunnen
Editor
James Haygood
Editor
KK Barrett
Production Designer
Lucinda Thomson
Art Director
Jeff Thorp
Supervising Art Director
Natalie Farrey
Associate Producer
Catherine Keener
Associate Producer
Emma Wilcockson
Associate Producer
Thomas Tull
Executive Producer
Scott Mednick
Executive Producer
Bruce Berman
Executive Producer
Jon Jashni
Executive Producer
Lisa Thompson
Set Decorator
Casey Storm
Costume Designer
Ren Klyce
Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas Patrick Smith
First Assistant Director
Kimberly Davis-Wagner
Casting
Justine Baddeley
Casting
Michael Eames
Supervising Animator
John Mahaffie
Second Unit Director
Darrin Prescott
Stunts Coordinator
Ben Gibbs
Visual Effects Supervisor
Chiara Tripodi
Makeup Supervisor
Catherine Bishop
Unit Production Manager
Daniel Jeannette
Supervising Animator
Daniel Jeannette
Visual Effects Supervisor
Lisa Ann Dennis
Post Production Supervisor
Deborah Antoniou
Second Assistant Director
Marc Kolbe
Visual Effects Supervisor
Honi Keller
Set Dresser
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